The Society for Technical Communication


About The Society for Technical Communication

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a global organization that supports technical communicators in advancing their field through education and knowledge sharing. 

STC is a fee-based membership organization with over 4,000 members dispersed throughout 50 countries. Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, STC offers career-enhancing opportunities through its 42 global chapters and 10 special interest groups.

STC offers many benefits to its members, including access to exclusive resources such as its Job Bank, Mentor Board, and Salary Database. Members can access digital publications, including the award-winning Intercom magazine, Technical Communication journal, and STC’s Notebook blog. STC’s KnowledgeXChange program offers members free educational and networking opportunities, including monthly new member meet-ups for informal networking. Members receive discounts on job postings, CPTC certification exams, webinars, summit sessions, online courses, and annual conference registration. STC partners with companies to provide members-only perks, offering discounted rates on various services and products. 

Prospective members can register online and apply to join STC. The organization offers students, new professionals, retirees, and corporations different membership levels. 

New professional membership is available to individuals who have graduated from a technical communications program within the past three years. The Corporate Value Program is designed for companies with five or more technical communicators, with dues based on the number of staff enrolled. 

Membership fees vary based on subscription type, ranging from $80 to $395 per year.


The Society for Technical Communication Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

1,000 - 5,000

HQ Location

Fairfax, VA

Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$80 - $395